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Sandy Pukel

Sandy Pukel has been intimately involved in the natural foods industry for over five decades and has established an international reputation as a leader in this field. He is a natural foods icon in South Florida where he taught vegetarian cooking in the early 1970s and owned and operated the landmark Oak Feed natural foods store, a Mecca for people interested in health and well-being. Together with world macrobiotic leader Michio Kushi, Sandy established a network of learning centers throughout Florida to teach natural foods cooking and holistic health. Sandy helped to establish several macrobiotic foundations in Florida and began sponsoring conferences featuring macrobiotic world leaders such as Michio Kushi and Herman Aihara. As interest in macrobiotics, Oriental medicine, health and food grew, Sandy's workshops and conferences expanded to include nationally known teachers and speakers who attracted thousands of attendees in Florida, California, and Colorado. Proceeds from many of these events were used to educate school children about the benefits of good nutrition. John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America (Stillpoint), is one celebrity who has attended several of Sandy's conferences. "Sandy is one of the brightest minds in the natural healing movement," says Robbins about his friend. In Sandy's own words, "My life is an expression of what I think is important. 'You are what you eat' is really true. Food creates the body and has a great influence on our mind and spiritual life. My dream is a peaceful, ecologically sane world, which I feel must begin with balanced eating.  "In July of 2005 Sandy received the Aveline Kushi Award for his outstanding life-long service in promoting macrobiotics and holistic health.  In 1984 he founded a non-profit educational foundation, A Taste of Health, which has hosted celebrities and internationally known holistic educators at conferences and open air festivals. More than 30,000 guests and students have attended some of these events. As a board certified nutritionist he works with clients regarding lifestyle changes and dietary needs. Sandy has also been instrumental in the establishment of several natural foods businesses. His cookbook, Grains and Greens on the Deep Blue Sea, is the direct outcome of Sandy’s latest adventure, Holistic Holiday at Sea, a holistic Caribbean cruise featuring delicious vegetarian foods and an education program that includes yoga, Pilates, macrobiotics, meditation, cooking classes, and much more. "This ‘Voyage to Well-Being,’" says Sandy, "is the culmination of my dream to provide people with a positive, life-changing experience while having the vacation of a lifetime on one of the world’s most luxurious Italian ocean liners."

Tel nº.: 305-725-0081

4500 SW 63 Ave

Miami, Florida  33155